Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years. We have recently expanded to include services in Brentwood, Epping Forest and Harlow.

We have been awarded a new five-year contract delivering support and advocacy for survivors of domestic abuse living in Essex as part of the EViE (Ending Violence in Essex) Partnership with Next Chapter and Safe Steps. As a result of this, we have exciting positions available for individuals who are committed to helping survivors to break the cycle of domestic abuse and support their recovery.

The successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to Changing Pathways values:

  • Empower
  • Educate
  • Respect and dignity
  • Collaborate

Available positions

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) –  Southend (Secondment to Safe Steps)

37.5 hours per week (to be worked across split-shifts covering 8am – 6pm) + participation in on-call rota. £22,181 -£24,556 (dependent upon qualification)

You will be working with high risk survivors of domestic abuse, providing support and advocacy to address their immediate risk and safety needs whilst helping them take that first step on a pathway without fear and abuse. This is a fast paced role working with risk and as such are seeking a dynamic individual who is skilled in crisis management and able to assess risk for survivors of domestic abuse. A Safe Lives IDVA or Women’s Aid DAPA qualification would be advantageous.

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) –  Flexible (South Essex)  

22.5 hours per week over 3 days, £22,181 -£24,556 pro-rata (dependent upon qualification), permanent contract 

You will be working with high risk survivors of domestic abuse, providing support and advocacy to address their immediate risk and safety needs whilst helping them take that first step on a pathway without fear and abuse. This is a fast paced role working with risk and as such are seeking a dynamic individual who is skilled in crisis management and able to assess risk for survivors of domestic abuse. A Safe Lives IDVA or Women’s Aid DAPA qualification would be advantageous.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

To apply, please visit www.changingpathways.org or please contact 01268 729 707

For an informal discussion of the roles available please contact Philippa welcome@changingpathways.org or 01268 729 707.

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Wednesday 4th March 2020. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. If you intend to apply you are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

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